Bachelor of Arts, Biblical Counseling

Program Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Counseling (BABC) is designed to equip individuals with the principles and procedures of biblical counseling. This program further prepares you for service in your local church. Grounded in the Word of God and aimed at the building up fellow believers, this course of study emphasizes the sufficiency of God’s Word to meet the needs of everyday life.

The courses are designed to foster the purposeful character development necessary to enable you to become a wise, loving counselor.

At the completion of this degree students are prepared for the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) exam for Certification.


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*Does not include required general education and elective coursework.
**Major courses are $450 per unit. This cost does not include the required general education and elective coursework

Major Courses

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    Course Number Course Name Units
    BC342 Marriage and Family 3
    BC422 Problems and Procedures 2 3
    BIB310 Foundations of Biblical Study 3
    BL305 Elementary Greek 1 3
    BL306 Elementary Greek 2 3
    BL307 Elementary Greek 3 3
    BC421 Problems and Procedures 1 3
    BC452 Counseling Observation and Analysis 3
    BC400 Senior Integration Seminar 3
    BIB362 Biblical Conflict Resolution (Online) 2
    B340 Biblical Interpretation 3
    BC300 Introduction to Biblical Counseling 3
    BIB316 Introduction to Psychology 3
    BC330 Methods of Biblical Change 3
    BC311 Theological Basis of Biblical Counseling 3

Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate the correct application of hermeneutical principles to develop an interpretation of a biblical text including a foundational working knowledge of biblical Greek.
  2. Explain the foundational theological principles of biblical counseling with particular focus on the doctrines of inspiration, inerrancy, and sufficiency of the Scriptures, leading to the ability to biblically interact with and respond to current trends, conceptual approaches, and practices in the counseling field.
  3. Explain from Scripture the role of biblical counseling within the larger work of the church, particularly its relationship to evangelism and discipleship.
  4. Develop a counseling methodology that effectively applies a broad range of relevant biblical passages to counselee issues; in particular core issues of the heart, and understanding the centrality of the gospel as the basis for biblical change that leads to true worship.
  5. Demonstrate a consistent pattern of self-reflection leading to growth in the character qualities necessary for effective biblical counseling.

Admissions Requirements

An individual must meet the following requirements to be admitted as an undergraduate, degree-seeking student in the Online Education Department’s degree program:

  1. Have a clear profession of faith in Jesus Christ as his/her personal Savior.

  2. Be a high school graduate or have a GED certificate.

  3. Demonstrate college-level writing ability as part of the application process.

  4. Submit official transcripts from all other colleges and universities attended.

  5. Biblical Counseling majors only must submit a recommendation from a Christian leader (pastor, elder, etc.).

  6. Demonstrate the ability to successfully complete college-level academic work through one of the following:

    1. Have graduated with a high school cumulative GPA of at least 2.75

    2. Have earned at least 24 semester units of transferable college credit with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on all transfer classes

    3. Have a composite SAT 1 (reading & math) score of at least 1000 or ACT score of at least 19